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Residents Picking Up After Sunday Night's Storms

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

Even as we get ready for snow, some people are still cleaning up from Sunday night's severe weather.
The storm knocked out power to thousands and left a trail of damage in the mountains.
The Big Sandy was one of the harder hit areas, moderately damaging some homes.
Neighbors are pitching in to help a Floyd County family regroup.

Strong winds pulled Joann George's car port out of the ground and flipped it upside down beside her Prestonsburg house.

George says, "I heard a big thump, and I jumped up cause I thought the roof had gone off."

Her nephew and next door neighbor, Lloyd Daniels, points out, "That used to be the garage. it was out back."

Geoge's neighbors are helping pick up debris from her shed left scattered around the back yard.

Neighbor Shelia Hoover says, "These are neighbors of mine and I always like to help them, and I took the day off so we can get the mess cleaned up."

George's nephew, Lloyd Daniels, noticed something missing from his back yard next door. Turns out his lawnmower flew more than one hundred yards in the air ... to land on auntie's roof.

George says, "I said, 'What is that on top of the house?' and she said, 'Well I don't know it must be a tree or something.' But I looked and it was the lawnmower!"

Daniels says, "How many times have you ever seen a lawnmower on a roof?"

A unique landscape indeed, but not one Daniels and George want to keep. Daniels simply pushes it off the roof.

Luckily, the lawnmower landing did not damage the roof.

"Not gonna be cutting grass shortly though," jokes Daniels.

But he's happy to make the small sacrifice, thankful no one was hurt.

Power should be restored to most Kentucky Power customers by Monday evening.


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